Skip to main content

Ryder, Kobasew score as Bruins down Canadiens 2-1 at Colisee

The Hockey News

The Hockey News

QUEBEC - Michael Ryder and Chuck Kobasew scored as the Boston Bruins downed the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 in an NHL pre-season match-up Sunday night before packed grandstands at the Quebec Colisee.

Josh Gorges scored in the third period for Montreal (2-2).

Rookie Tuukka Rask had a strong game in goal for the Bruins (3-1), who were officially the home team even if the fans appeared to support the Canadiens, the once-bitter rivals of the defunct Quebec Nordiques.

Ryder was on a rush when he saw his wrist shot go off Ryan O'Byrne's knee and change direction to fool Montreal goaltender Jaroslav Halak 4:12 into the game.

Gorges seemed to slip on the puck after defence partner Mathieu Carle passed into his skates, and in the resulting confusion veteran Mark Recchi slipped it to Kobasew at the right side for a shot over the sprawled Halak at 13:58 of the second period.

Montreal was on a power play to start the third period when Gorges floated a high shot through traffic from the point that got by Rask. The Canadiens poured on the pressure for the rest of the period, but couldn't get another one past the 22-year-old goalie from Finland.

The Canadiens return home to face the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night.

TOP HEADLINES

USATSI_8723284
Play

NHL Hot Seat Radar: Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins' competitive window is shrinking – something that happens to virtually every successful franchise – so it's up to the team's management to see how they approach both the short- and long-term future.

Juraj Slafkovsky

Prospect Pool Overview: Montreal Canadiens

From making the Stanley Cup final to snagging the first overall pick, the Montreal Canadiens have had a riveting last year and a half. Tony Ferrari looks at the team's prospect pool and who you need to get excited about.

USATSI_15981809

Jets Sign Appleton to Three-Year Extension, Avoid Arbitration

The Winnipeg Jets and forward Mason Appleton have avoided arbitration, agreeing to terms on a three-year contract extension.